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Citizenship Ceremonies

Australian citizens

We're a culturally diverse community with over 30% of our population born overseas, and this is reflected in our Australian Citizenship Ceremonies. We hold Citizenship Ceremonies every 6-8 weeks and these special occasions are attended by more than 1,000 new Australians annually. The Ceremonies are held at the our Administration Offices and conducted by Mayor Gillian Aldridge on behalf of, and under delegation from, the Commonwealth Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

Attending a Ceremony

Invitations are generally sent out 4 weeks prior to the Ceremony by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, containing details of the event. If you haven't received an invitation to attend a Ceremony at the City of Salisbury, you must contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880.

New citizens are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony to allow for registration and MUST bring with them PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. New citizens are welcome to invite guests to the ceremony, however we request that you limit the number of invitees due to space restrictions. Please note that guests will not be seated with the new citizens, and there may only be standing room available.

2019 Ceremony Dates

These dates may be subject to change and we advise you to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880 or via email at  with any questions or concerns.

  • 26 January - Australia Day
  • 6 March, (3.30pm & 7pm Session)
  • 10 April, (3.30pm & 7pm Session)
  • 29 May, (3.30pm & 7pm Session)
  • 10 July, (3.30pm & 7pm Session)
  • 21 August, (3.30pm & 7pm Session)
  • 2 October, (3.30pm & 7pm Session)

Ceremony Venue

Citizenship Ceremonies are generally held at the Council Chambers, City of Salisbury, 12 James Street, Salisbury.